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By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 17th, 2015
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CMON Expo is 2 months away. Each week it gets a little closer. And each week we give you another look at all the awesome things that’ll be happening. This week’s update lets you in on the Painting Contest, as well as a bio of special guest Bobby Jackson, plus we’ve filled out the Sp...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 17th, 2015
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Friday. One of the most beloved of days. Just make it through today and the weekend is your reward. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming lined up. I’m going to be playing some D&D. I’ve got a bard named Lead, because he’s heavy metal, man! *devil horns* Anyway, as is our cust...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Apr 15th, 2015
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Once again we’re here at a Wednesday. The first half of the week is done. The rest of it stretches before us like a 2-day behemoth. Or maybe it’s not so bad for you. Maybe Thursday and Friday are like puppy-dogs. That’d be nice. I love puppies. But now we’re getting off-topic....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 10th, 2015
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CMON Expo moves inexorably closer with each tick of the clock. We’ve already got quite a lot lined up for the show, but there’s always more to talk about. This week, we’ve got a new guest, new tournament, and new hobby event to let you know about. The guest is Teri Litorco. The tour...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 4th, 2015
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Saturday night’s alright for fighting… your enemies on the tabletops around the world! Hopefully you’re doing that, anyway. I’ve got various whatnots I’m working on at home, one of which is spring cleaning. Joy of joys. But hey, it means next weekend I can have a game da...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 1st, 2015
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Crystal Brush is one of the biggest painting competitions of the entire year. Painters from all over the world work long and hard to create their masterpieces that they hope will net them $10k in prize money. You can check out all the winners in all the categories here, in case you missed it. Well, [...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Mar 31st, 2015
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Figure Painter Magazine has released issue 23 of their magazine for your reading pleasure. Every issue, they look to up your painting game. Some of the articles from this issue to help with that are: Marta ?lusarska goes over some of the basic fundamentals of painting, Jason Martin talks about light ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 26th, 2015
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Wamp has started another of their world-famous painting contests. This time the focus is on Mindwork Games. They’re a brand new company out there in the big world of miniatures. Their first mini is the Mad Clown. Anyway, if you think your painting skills are good enough, get yourself set up and...
By Polar_Bear
In Modelling
Mar 25th, 2015
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TGN is happy to have some great reviewers we can call on to check out items we get into the office. We’re also happy to get a first look at a new company’s products. This review combines both, as the Miniature Mistress gives us an exclusive review of Quantum Gothic’s Dogs of War min...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 25th, 2015
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We’ve made it to another Wednesday. The previous weekend is as far away as the next one is. Some comment about camels. Hopefully the week has been treating you well. Anyway, we’ve got some of those bite-sized stories to give you. In this installment there’s: Angry Mojo Games opens u...
By Jared Miller
In CMON
Mar 22nd, 2015
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On Sunday, March 22 at Adepticon 2015, painters and fans of the hobby gathered around for the fifth annual Crystal Brush Awards. The first place winner walked away with $10,000, second with $2,000 and third with $1,000. Doing what you love can really pay off! So who won big? Check out the winners aft...
By Jared Miller
In CMON
Mar 22nd, 2015
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The fifth annual Crystal Brush Awards are now open for voting! This celebration of talent in the world of miniature painting gives equal choice to users and judges. So don’t miss your chance to see some of the hobby’s best talent in action and award them for it. Winners will be revealed a...
By Enrico Nardini
In News
Mar 16th, 2015
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It’s not just a review, and it’s not just a painting guide; it’s a TGN Review N’ Paint! Ravage Magazine‘s Enrico Nardini travels to the post apocalyptic world of Thunderchild Miniatures to scrutinize the Wasteland Pilgrims and take you step-by-step through his painting process....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 16th, 2015
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Wamp is running a Kickstarter campaign for some new set of miniature painting brushes. We all know how important painting is to the miniatures community, and Wamp is well-known for their regular painting competitions. As such, they wanted to make accessible a set of brushes that they thought would be...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 13th, 2015
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Though it’s raining here in Atlanta on this Friday the 13th, we’re not letting it get us down. GAMA is next week, as well as AdeptiCon. So there’s plenty to be looking forward to. And, of course, there’s gaming this weekend. For me, there’ll be D&D. What do you have...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 12th, 2015
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ReaperCon is coming up soon. A major draw of the event is the selection of classes being taught by gaming professionals. You can now start getting tickets for their panels and classes. No matter your skill level or what effects you’re trying to recreate on your figures, there’s probably a...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 10th, 2015
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EZPainter has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new set of tutorial painting videos to help you get the results you want for your minis. The series will be on YouTube, so pledge levels get you painted miniatures via EZPainter, himself. The campaign will be up for the next 26 days. From the ca...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 5th, 2015
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Wyrd is looking for the next Iron Painter. The competition is a rough one, with painters having to produce multiple painted pieces under rather strict time limits (2 weeks per mini). The contest is single-elimination, so if you’re not on the top of your game each round, you’re out. Pieces...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Mar 5th, 2015
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Figure Painter Magazine has issue 22 of their publication now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. In order to make you a better painter, they’ve got articles on masking materials, an interview with Mathieu Fontaine, a sculpting and painting tutorial from Ian Succamore, and a lo...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 27th, 2015
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We’ve made it through another week. *throws a party* It seems to be the general consensus that this week “took forever.” Has that been the case for you? Anyway, that’s all in the past, as the weekend will soon be upon us. What sort of gaming do you have planned? We’ve al...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 25th, 2015
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Geek Nation Tours is running a couple giveaways over on their Facebook page. Both are zombie related. The first is you can win a Zombie Tools Rat Bastard. The other is you can win a Zombicide paint set from The Army Painter. Source From the announcement:...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 16th, 2015
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Man Battlestations announced their 3rd annual painting contest over on their website. Get out your brushes and your battleship (and carriers and destroyers and frigates) and get painting. You can submit your photos until April 3rd. Source From the announcement:...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 12th, 2015
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EZpainter has a sale going on for their painting services for the month of February. Got an army you’re not wanting to paint? Or feel that you want it painted, but don’t think your skills are quite up for it? Try out EZpainter. Leave the worry about caffeine hands to someone else. Source ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 6th, 2015
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The Army Painter is giving you a chance to win all 3 of the Zombicide Paint Sets. All you’ve got to do is go over to their Facebook page and give them a “Like.” That’s potentially a lot of paint for very little work. You’ve got until February 15th. Source From the announ...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Feb 3rd, 2015
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Figure Painter Magazine now has issue 21 available for your downloading and reading pleasure. Bring your painting to the next level by seeing what the pros are doing. Filled with new review articles, as well as interviews with some of the painting greats, this issue is sure to add some extra tricks t...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 2nd, 2015
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Tabletop World has announced the next installment of their annual painting competition. You have until April 1st to get your entry completed and sent in. Winner gets 500 euros for the Tabletop World store! But even if you just enter, you’ll get 20% off your next order in their shop. Source From...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 23rd, 2015
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The Army Painter is celebrating their release of their new Survivors paint set and is bundling together all their Zombicide paint kits and offering them at a special price. The kits are currently on pre-order over in their webshop. Source From the announcement:...
By Polar_Bear
In Job Opportunity
Jan 19th, 2015
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Warlord Games is looking to add a new figure painter to their lineup. Do you have the brushwork necessary to be an official studio painter for a major gaming company? I sure as heck don’t! But maybe you’re just the right gamer for the job. Source From the announcement:...
By Enrico Nardini
In Board Games
Jan 15th, 2015
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It’s that time of the year again. Enrico Nardini reports on 5 CMON staff members and their gaming resolutions for 2015 (in no particular order)....
By Jared Miller
In CMON
Jan 15th, 2015
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CoolMiniOrNot Annual 2013 is now available. The yearly publication from the miniatures hobby web site of the same name celebrates the best and the brightest that community has to offer. Categories represented in the Annual include Fantasy, Sci Fi, Terrain, Crystal Brush winners, and more.  For those ...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Jan 6th, 2015
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Figure Painter Magazine now has Issue 20 available for your download and reading pleasure. They’ve got 120 pages of goodness inside, including reviews of several miniatures (including from Fallen Frontiers and Siren Miniatures), an interview with Sebastian Archer about Twisted, and continuing t...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Dec 23rd, 2014
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DGS Games wants you to break out your brushes and get to work painting up a 150 gold Freeblades Freeband (no word about Freebird, though). They’re having themselves a painting contest. If you’re chosen as the best, you get some pretty nifty prizes, including a starter box, a campaign map,...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Dec 19th, 2014
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Figure Painter Magazine posted up issue 20 of their magazine for your downloading and reading pleasure. In this 120 page issue continues to elevate even the most awful of painters (such as me) to a higher level with tutorials, minis reviews, and interviews with some of the top painters in the world. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Dec 19th, 2014
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Wamp has their 5th annual year-ending painting competition up on their website. Open to any manufacturer, scale, subject (including busts), you have until February to get your piece ready. Source From the forum post:...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 15th, 2014
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Victrix has a special deal going on over in their webshop wherein if you buy any box set of Greek or Roman soldiers, you get a free shield transfer sheet as well. Let your caffeine hands rest easy, as the transfer sheets can handle the fine detail work. The offer is simple, buy a box, […]...
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